Calendar 

 *Most events require registrations - please scroll below calendar to register for the events * 

Jan 01, 2020

Closed for New Year's Day

We will be closed on New Year's Day in order to ring in the new year with our loved ones. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and have a wonderful start to 2020!

Jan 22, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

Postponed - PROMM with John L. Moore

This event has been postponed to March 25th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Join us as author/historian John L. Moore will talk about his latest book - 1780: Year of Revenge which is the third book in his "Revolutionary Pennsylvania Series" which details the stories of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians caught up in the American Revolution.

Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22 - Feb 1, 2020

January Write Sale

Come in and choose from a selection of books that will be reduced in price from 20% -50% off.

Feb 26, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with James Rada Jr.

Please join us as author James Rada Jr. talks about the "Secrets of the Gettysburg Battlefield." While everyone remembers the Battle of Gettysburg, do you know about the other legends and war stories that the battlefield has seen? These are stories you won't read about in history textbooks.

Feb 29, 2020

12 pm - 5 pm

Leap Year Day

Stop on in our store for 29% off on one book.

Mar 15, 2020

1 pm - 2 pm

Free

Sherry’s Book Signing Party

Join us for a celebration of Sheryl C. D. Ickes’s books. Sheryl will talk about her current books, her plans for her new series and we’ll have refreshments.

Mar 25, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with John L. Moore

Join us as author/historian John L. Moore will talk about his latest book - 1780: Year of Revenge which is the third book in his "Revolutionary Pennsylvania Series" which details the stories of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians caught up in the American Revolution.

Apr 04, 2020

TBD

Kensington Publishing CozyClub Mini-Con

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, then you will want to keep this date open as we will be hosting a special cozy mystery event at the Mount Olivet Church in Mechanicsburg. More details to come!

Apr 11, 2020

Submit before or on April 11th

Free to Enter

Plan Your Epitaph Day Contest

While it may seem rather morbid, there are two days of the year (April 6th and November 2nd) dedicated to writing your own epitaph and we decided to turn it into a contest. Write up your own epitaph and submit it to us by April 11th. The best epitaph will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop.

Apr 22, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$5 per person

PROMM with Janeal Jaroh

A series of graves in Silver Spring Township testify that the dark side of human nature lurks everywhere, and is timeless.  Calculated murder, multiple victims, an unknowing love triangle, money, power, position, it’s all there. Will they get away with the killings or will there be an execution in public square of Carlisle?

Apr 25, 2020

12 pm - 5 pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Join us for refreshments and a small "thank-you" gift for your patronage.

May 03, 2020

3 pm - 5 pm

Free

Afternoon Fright Author Event

Join authors Vicki Delany, Essie Lang, and Elizabeth J. Duncan for an afternoon of murder mysteries.

May 27, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with Kelly Weaver

Psychic Medium Kelly L Weaver will teach you how to safely connect with spirit world. Do we all have the ability to sense spirits?

Jun 20, 2020

During Regular Hours

Longest Day of the Year

Celebrate the longest day of the year with a short story! All anthologies will be on sale. If you haven’t tried a book of short stories, it’s a great way to find a new author. If you enjoy an author’s short stories, you will probably enjoy their novels.

Jun 24, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

PROMM with Carolee Brandt

TBD

Jul 18, 2020

9 am - 12 pm 12 pm - 4 pm

Yard Sale/Craft Sale/Bag Sale

More details coming...

Jul 22, 2020

7 pm - 8 pm

$3 per person

PROMM with Mark Podvia

From American cannibalism to the assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel to the burial of Daniel Boone, General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and General "Mad Anthony" Wayne will be discussed during his talk - "Spooky Miscellanea II: Strange Happenings, Weird Places and Other Oddities."

Aug 08, 2020

9:30 am - 3 pm

Murder As You Like It Mystery Conference

More information coming...

Nov 08, 2020

1:30 pm - 4 pm

Free

Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop's 30th Anniversary

We're celebrating two great achievements on this day; the fact that Nancy Drew turns 90 years old and our local bookshop turning 30 years old! More details to come...

Nov 26, 2020

Closed for Thanksgiving

We apologize for any inconveniences this causes  our customers as we thank you for your understanding as we allow our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their family.

Nov 28, 2020

TBD

Free

Small Business Saturday

More details to come...

Dec 25, 2020

Closed for Christmas

We apologize for any inconveniences this causes  our customers as we thank you for your understanding as we allow our staff members to enjoy the holiday with their family.

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Can't make it in person to one of our author signings but still would like a signed book? You can purchase a signed book from us through our online store.

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